I love diving and on my last Manado dive trip, I have been working on improving my underwater photography from ‘what-was-that’ blurriness to generally decent shots with the occasional accidental Wow shot.
But I don’t think I could have been as inventive as Jason Isley, co-founder and MD of Scubazoo, who brought various miniature toy figures underwater and set up whole dioramas for these unwitting little figurines, thrust amidst the weird and wonderful wildlife that is macro sea life.
I can imagine the patience he must have needed to set up each shot! According to his interview with the Daily Mail, the little men are stuck onto nails or coins so that the current (or hungry fish) doesn’t sweep it away.
You can see the full set of photos on Jason’s Flickr here. He’s using this idea to start a new set of Underwater Miniatures photographs with a more socially conscious message against polluting and littering the oceans – only a few photos have been uploaded so far, keep a lookout on his flickr for more soon!
I’m headed to Dayang to dive this weekend, and while I don’t think I’ll get up to particularly exciting photography because I’ll be undertaking my rescue diving course >_< , I’m just gonna bring my camera along anyway…
All pictures taken from Jason Isley’s Flickr, used with permission.